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Sen. Sanders calls on WTO members to ‘urgently’ pass TRIPS waiver

November 30, 2021 at 5:30 PM
World leaders must “step up” to address vaccine inequality by approving a proposed waiver of some World Trade Organization intellectual property commitments for COVID-19 vaccines, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) insisted this week, arguing the move was needed “urgently” to save lives. The WTO on Friday postponed its 12th ministerial conference, slated to begin on Tuesday, where trade ministers would have taken up the question of the waiver. Negotiations are continuing in Geneva despite the postponement, but the talks have been...

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